All cats of this world, regardless of breed, are known for their unique personalities. Each one of them is independent, willful, loving, and playful. All in all, purrfect just the way she is. And most importantly, a human’s ideal life companion.
Some people have no preferences. They are content with the moggie feline they have rescued from the streets or the shelter and don’t mind her nonpedigree origins.
However, there are some people who have their eyes on one particular cat breed and are willing to spend a fortune to have her.
This is not an exaggeration, though. Some cats do actually cost a fortune. But in my opinion, if someone truly wants that particular feline and they can afford to get her and fulfill her needs, then they should totally go for it! Because to have a special fluffy friend is sometimes worth breaking the bank.
Let’s see what are the top 7 most expensive cat breeds in the world today.
1. Ragdoll cat
Price: from $1,000 to $5,000
Starting off strong, we have one of the most affectionate, gentle, and playful felines. Ragdoll cats are very intelligent and full of love for their owner. They love to talk, follow you around the house, and cuddle up next to you on the couch.
The vast difference in the price of this breed is such because not every Ragdoll cat is bred for the same purpose. For people who are only looking for a pet, the average price is around $1,000.
For those who want a show-quality feline, the price usually starts around $2,000 and can rise up to $4,000. And for people who want a show-quality Raggie that’s fit for breeding, the price goes up to $5,000 and can even surpass it.
2. Persian cat
Price: from $1,500 to $5,500
Persian Cat is a very tame, gentle feline that enjoys peaceful and quiet environments. She is a true lap cat and loves to cuddle with her owner. She is very independent and carefully chooses who to love. Although she’s not very energetic, she enjoys playing a game or two from time to time.
Depending on her breeder, type, and heritage, the price of a Persian cat can range from $1,500 to $5,500. Her fur color can play a very important role in the price, too (with the white coat usually being the most desirable one.)
3. Sphynx cat
Price: from $1,800 to $9,800
One thing is certain – you either like Sphynx cat, or you don’t. There’s basically nothing in between. This hairless feline has an incredibly sweet nature and a friendly expression. She is very energetic and loves to be the center of attention.
She is also very loyal and loves to interact with her owner, talking back at him or following him around the house. But she’s also no stranger to cuddling up in his lap on the couch.
An average Sphynx cat can be bought for anywhere between $1,800 and $4,000. But, if it happens to be that a Sphynx kitten has some great qualities, belongs to an outstanding bloodline, or has unique skin colors, then the price can climb up to $9,800 or even $10,000.
4. Khao Manee cat
Price: from $10,000 to $11,000
Even though she’s not that famous (since people from Thailand have kept her a secret from the Western world), Khao Manee has been around for more than hundreds of years. This breed has a beautiful short-haired, white coat, after which she was named (Khao Manee literally translates to “white gem”).
This breed is highly intelligent and curious, with a tendency to be a little naughty. She’s also very devoted to her owner and loves to both play and cuddle.
Her most prominent features are her eyes which can be blue or gold, and sometimes they even come in a combination of these two colors. That’s why she’s also known as a “Diamond Eye cat”.
Her special features and the fact that she’s very rare makes this cat one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world. She can be bought at a whopping price of around $11,000.
5. Bengal cat
Price: from $10,000 to $25,000
The Bengal cat is a very curious and intelligent feline. She has a fun and playful personality, doesn’t mind being walked on a leash, loves to go swimming and play in the water, and is not intimidated by dogs.
She was created by crossing a domestic shorthair indoor cat with a wild Asian Leopard, because of which she still has that wild side to her. This characteristic resulted in some authorities prohibiting her. For example, it’s forbidden to own a Bengal cat in New York or Hawaii.
A true Bengal cat cannot be more than 4 generations away from her wild relatives. That’s what makes her so expensive that she costs around $25,000. But, the more reasonable and average price is $10,000.
6. Savannah cat
Price: from $10,000 to $50,000
Savannah, ooh na-na. This breed is truly something. She’s playful, curious, intelligent, pretty rare today, and very much feral by nature. She was created by crossing a wild African Serval and a domestic cat and is considered to be pretty much a wild cat herself.
Because of this, a Savannah cat is forbidden from owning in more than 10 US states, even though she’s been raised in a domestic environment for more than 100 years.
She doesn’t eat regular cat food and prefers a raw diet. She also dislikes strangers and never uses a litter box, so people who decide to get her must be well prepared.
All of these reasons make her one of the most expensive cat breeds in the world today.
7. Ashera cat
Price: from $22,000 to $125,000
Finally, we have the Ashera cat. This is, by far, the wildest cat breed among domesticated cat breeds in the world! She was created by breeding several wild cats, like African serval and Asian leopard with a domestic cat.
This feline is tall and exotic looking, and although she has a pretty wild background, she is generally very calm, quiet, and relaxed. She loves to be the center of attention but also doesn’t mind being left alone for several hours. She is also very friendly and affectionate towards her owner.
This cat is a kind of status symbol, and therefore it is not surprising that it is the most expensive cat breed today. Depending on the fact whether she’s a show-quality cat or just a pet, the prices vary from $22,000 to $125,000. Either way, this breed costs a pretty penny.